Code of conduct and Ethics.
Principle 1: Respect for the rights and dignity of the person
I treat my clients as persons of intrinsic worth with a right to determine their own priorities. I respect clients' dignity, and am deeply aware of my clients moral and cultural values. I take care not to intrude inappropriately on clients' privacy. All information (including oral, written and electronic) will be treated as confidential, except where the law requires. Any written information that relates to my clients shall be stored in a confidential manner and will be in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Principle 2: Competence
I am constantly maintaining and updating my professional skills and ethical awareness. I recognise that my knowledge, expertise and capacity for work are limited, and take care not to exceed the limits. I attend regular professional supervision and training course to ensure my training and knowledge is up to date.
Principle 3: Responsibility
As a professional, I am required to act in a trustworthy, reputable, and accountable manner towards clients and the community. I must avoid doing harm to clients. I shall co-operate with other professionals to ensure the best service to clients, and act positively to resolve ethical dilemmas.
Principle 4. Integrity
I am obliged to be honest and accurate about my qualifications, and the effectiveness of the services which I offer. I shall take steps to manage personal stress and maintain my own mental health. I shall treat others in a fair, open and straightforward manner, honour professional commitments, and act to clarify any confusion about my role or responsibilities. I shall not use my professional relationship to exploit clients, sexually or otherwise, and I shall deal actively with conflicts of interest.